Altitude 1'454 - 2'152 m
Located in the val d Iliez, a valley south-west of the Valais, close to the French border, dominated by the chain of the dents-du-Midi, Champoussin combines the charm of small alpine villages preserved and the modern infrastructure of the best ski resorts. Offering a beautiful setting, at an altitude of 1’580 m, the visitors are offered many activities in a beautiful, friendly, family atmosphere, while enjoying a beautiful sunshine.
The resort of Champoussin belongs to one of the largest ski areas in the world, the Portes du Soleil, encompassing 12 stations in all. The area of Champoussin floor between 1’531 and 2’148 m above sea level and includes a snow park and 21 km of ski runs : 6 blue runs, 5 red runs and a black run. Two packages are offered: one gives access to the four stations in switzerland (Champéry – Les Crosets – Champoussin – Morgins) and the other to the 650 km of slopes of the twelve stations franco-swiss Portes du Soleil (296 slopes : 28 black, 106 red, 127 blue and 35 green, to which add 11 snowparks). Fans of cross-country skiing, them, profit of 210 km of pistes across the Portes du Soleil area (12.6 km on the only area of Champoussin). Instructors of the Swiss ski and snowboard instructors offer private and group lessons for all levels, and teach to the lovers of freeride techniques to perform their first tricks.
Many other activities are open to beginners and athletes experienced in the resort of Champoussin: seven hiking trails, snowshoe challenges and different lengths (from 1.8 to 6 km); the School of Parapente Champoussin, the first official of Switzerland, offers flights two-seater for beginners and pros alike, as well as training for the patent.
To recover from all these adventures sports, there is nothing better than a moment of relaxation at the Baths of Val d Iliez. Equipped with an indoor pool 34°C with jacuzzi central and aquabed, an outdoor pool 34°C with aquabed, giant jacuzzi, a river spa, where the temperature oscillates naturally between 18° and 28°C, a sauna, a steam room, and tylarium, this thermal center has everything you need! A spa (for adults and children!) and a restaurant to discover the specialties and wines of the region will definitely make your stay a great moment of relaxation.
The supply of accommodation in Champoussin is very rich, ranging from the hotel to the chalets and comfortable apartments, ideally located at the foot of the slopes, with breakfast. If you really want to know the gastronomy of the Val d Iliez, don't miss the tour of the Farm to Gaby: a tour of the artisan cheese (with his cauldron of 1’400 liters), demonstration of cheese-making, museum of pastureland, sale of home-made products... An unforgettable experience for you and your children!